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The Secret of the ‘Island Where People Forget to Die’

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

On the Greek island of Ikaria, a bigger percentage of the residents live past 90 than anywhere else in the world.

Many live well past 100.

That’s why it’s known as the “Island where people forget to die.” 

The old folks on Ikaria aren’t frail and feeble. If you visit the island, you’ll see centenarians riding bikes, hiking, and bragging about their love lives.

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Scientists Discover the Best Exercise for Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Researchers have known for years that exercise is one of the best ways to keep your brain strong as you get older. 

Which kind of exercise works best? 

They had no idea…until a recent study was published. 

Scientists from Canada’s McMaster University recruited 64 sedentary people between the ages of 60 and 88. They divided them into three groups.[1]

Each group did one of the following routines, three times a week for 12 weeks:

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT).
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One Supplement May Hold the Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream medicine has no answers for Alzheimer’s.

Five different prescription drugs have been approved to treat the disease. But they are virtually useless. They don’t do anything to stop—or even slow down—the disease. At best, all they do is temporarily make the symptoms less severe.[1]

And prevention? 

Conventional doctors don’t have the first clue, short of telling you to avoid getting concussions.

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Hearing Going? You Need to Do This.

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

When your hearing starts going, it’s more than just a matter of not being able to hear people or needing to turn up the volume on the TV. 

Studies have established that hearing loss affects you in other ways. It is strongly linked to dementia, anxiety, depression, falling, and problems walking.

Now, new research has found a simple way to lower your risk of having these issues.

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The Superfood You Already Eat (But Need More Of)

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health websites are full of information about “superfoods.”

Often they come from strange plants grown in exotic places. Goji berries from China, maca root from the Andes Mountains, and spirulina from Mexico are three examples. 

But the most powerful superfood is one that you are familiar with.

You probably eat it regularly. But recent studies show that more is better.

Researchers have found that it prevents heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and extends lifespan. 

We’re talking about nuts

A new Harvard study may be the largest ever that examined the health effects of eating tree nuts.

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Do This for 2 Minutes to Slash Your Alzheimer’s Risk

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

It has long been known that exercise is one of the best ways to prevent age-related dementia.

A new study shows you don’t need a major time investment to keep your brain sharp as you age. Just two minutes a week can do it…if you choose the right kind of exercise. 

The research was done at Scotland’s Abertay University. Investigators enlisted 17 inactive people between the ages of 60 and 75.

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